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Sony's GamesCom 2009 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 6:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Sony's GamesCom 2009 lineup:

Interplay Bringing Its Portfolio to Steam

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay has signed a digital distribution agreement with Valve to bring its titles to customers worldwide via Steam, starting with Fallout, Sacrifice and Kingpin.

EA's GamesCom 2009 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Check out the following new screens and trailers from EA's GamesCom 2009 lineup:

Tripwire Interactive Self-Publishing 'Killing Floor' in North America

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive's Killing Floor is a first-person co-op survival horror, set in and around London after a mad scientist’s “specimens” have broken loose and gone on the rampage.

'Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the rich and colorful cultures of eastern Asia, Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer sends you on a voyage through the Empire of Khitai where countless of adventure await, not only introducing a new storyline and a vast new world to explore, but also adding new features such as faction gameplay and an alternate advancement system.

GamersGate Signs Digital Distribution Agreement With Dejobaan

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GamersGate has signed a distribution agreement with Dejobaan Games to host The Wonderful End of the World as well as their upcoming, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! -- A Reckless Disregard for Gravity.

'Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment' (ALL) Characters Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment is a tactical role-playing game for XBL/PSN where two rival kingdoms stand on the brink of war. In a small town on their border is a simple church orphanage, home to young Tobias Martin. Caught in the tide of battle, Tobias and his comrades enlist to fight for peace - and revenge.

Various Game Trailers #1668

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 [ALL] - GamesCom 09 Trailer
  • Brutal Legend [PS3/X360] - GamesCom 09 Trailer
  • Dante's Inferno [ALL] - Nine Circles Trailer
  • Fairytale Fights [ALL] - GamesCom 09 Trailer
  • Just Cause 2 [PS3/X360/PC] - Island of Panau Trailer
  • LEGO Rock Band [ALL] - Trailer
  • The Saboteur [PS3/X360/PC] - GamesCom 09 Trailer
  • Scribblenauts [NDS] - Trailer #4
  • FIFA10 [ALL] - VirtualPro Trailer
  • Army of Two: The 40th Day [ALL] - GamesCom 09 Trailer
  • NHL 10 [ALL] - Demo Trailer

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

Sony Announces PSP Mini Games, Digital Comics/Reader, Video Service

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With GamesCom officially opening its doors tomorrow in Germany, Sony kicked off the show with its press briefing, where it announced a new video on demand service, PlayStation Network voucher cards, all-new downloadable mini titles for the PSP, a new Digital Reader/Comics feature for the PSP/PS3, and of course confirming the much-rumored PS3 Slim and price drop.

Sony PS3 v3.0 Firmware Update Details

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony is preparing to release a new v3.0 PS3 firmware update, which incorporates cosmetic changes that improve navigation on your PS3, changes to the design, look and feel of the XMB, as well as added network improvements and personalization options to help enhance your PS3 experience.

'Wolfenstein' (ALL) - v1.1 Patch/Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the OSA agent BJ Blazkowicz as they are thrust into the unknown and unexpected to battle against combat troops, otherworldly forces, and the dark science created by a supernatural Nazi force hell-bent on world domination.

'EA Sports Active: More Workouts' (Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hinted at a few weeks ago, EA Sports Active: More Workouts provides new challenge and variety with over 35 new exercises to create unlimited combinations of customizable exercise routines that target the upper and lower body, as well as cardio.

Slim PS3 Revealed, Price Drop Included

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The past few months, it has been raining clues, hints and leaks pointing at Sony prepping a PS3 "slim" SKU, as well as a price drop to boost sales, while Sony has been denying the product's existence. Many people expected a formal announcement to be made at GamesCom, but it seems K-Mart and Sears did not feel like waiting, as both have listings for a 120GB PS3 slim model at $299.

'FIFA 10' (ALL) Demos Coming Sept. 10

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Responding to consumer feedback from the online games played, FIFA Soccer 10 will deliver a new standard for authenticity with gameplay refinements and innovations that will make it the most complete and intelligent simulation of soccer.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players, consisting of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person action/adventure starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand.

'Dante's Inferno' (PS3/X360) Gets Release Dates

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dante's Inferno is a 3rd action adventure adaptation of the medieval epic poem "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri, telling the tale of Dante who journeys through the twisted, menacing nine circles of hell in pursuit of his beloved Beatrice.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to deliver a true driver’s experience that reflects contemporary motorsports, Need for Speed Shift is built by racers for racers, delivering an authentic and immersive driving experience.

'Mass Effect 2' (X360/PC) Reveals Plot Details - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mass Effect trilogy is a sci-fi adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren's evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril…

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) Gets Release Dates

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.

'The Sims 3: World Adventures' Reveals Music Tracks - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players can take their Sims on new journeys to famous real-world inspired destinations around the globe for the first time ever and seek out new adventures. While exploring the landmarks of an exotic city, there is no telling what the Sims will find.

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) Demo Coming in September

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person action/adventure starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand.

'Dark Fall: Lost Souls' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 7:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Fall: Lost Souls, the third title in the adventure game series which will complete paranormal game trilogy. You have unfinished business with the dead. Return to the Train Station and Hotel at Dowerton for a second time; there is a new mystery to solve, and new horrors to face.

'Zuma's Revenge!' Coming Next Month

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zuma's Revenge! reinvents the ball-blasting bliss of the original Zuma with high-resolution graphics, wild new game mechanics, all-new modes and power-ups and much more.

'Runes of Magic Chapter II - The Elven Prophecy' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 1,000 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'Making History II' Integrates Social Communication Features

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Making History II lets grand strategy players experience the role of a WWII era national leader embroiled in the toxic mix of waning empires, economic crisis, and ethnic "fault lines" that famously resulted in a global war that transformed the world.

'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) Soundtrack Unveiled

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 5:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 benefits from tuned-up car-handling physics system, a new damage engine effects, a new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in the original, as well as a roster of off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.

'Deponia' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Daedalic announced a new adventure game called Deponia (Deponie is German for landfill), telling the romantic and funny story of Rufus and his "home," a trash planet.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) Signs UK Author As In-Game Character - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a vast open world environment, Assassin's Creed II invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy, and seeking vengeance.

'Time Gentlemen, Please!' Turns Episodic

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time Gentlemen, Please! is a classic point & click adventure game, dragged into the 21st century with over-indulgent use of all the different colors, a full soundtrack and those trendy particle effects the kids seem to need, to enjoy themselves these days.

'Dust 514' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dust 514 is a console-based hybrid MMO/FPS set within the Eve universe featuring first-person shooter and RTS-style gameplay, and will interact with CCP’s MMO EVE Online. This interplay between the two games opens the EVE universe to console gamers and gives them a chance to become part of one of the most massive cooperative play and social experiences ever.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence.

'Legends of War: Patton's Campaign' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legends of War: Patton's Campaign is a strategy game with a Campaign mode that combines 2 different game modes: a high-level strategic management part and a tactical and turn-based part. Assume the role of General Patton, commanding the Third U.S. Army, and lead your troops from the beaches of France to the city of Berlin.

'Build-a-lot' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build-a-lot challenges players to become the ultimate property tycoon and take over the housing market, earning huge multi-million dollar profits along the way. Budding property developers must manage the purchase, construction, renting and selling of both commercial and residential buildings to generate large profits and kick start their empire.

'Music School' (NDSi) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Music School you can play all kinds of music and rhythm activities with your Nintendo DSi, and learn the basics of music theory applying your knowledge to different musical instruments that you can control just using your Stylus.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 3:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

'Just Dance' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just Dance requires only one Wii Remote per player, while up to four people can break it down at a time, as they follow on-screen choreographed moves set to classic dance tracks, covering a wide variety of musical genres and bringing everyone to the dance floor.

'Championship Manager 2010' Temporarily Available for £0.01

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Championship Manager 2010, in development for two years, is the definitive football management game featuring a host of unique, cutting-edge technology including a bespoke 3D match engine with over 500 individual player animations. Fans who buy the digital download edition of the game will only have to pay £0.01 (+ £2.50 fees) ahead of the game's retail launch on Sept. 12th, when it goes full price at £29.99.

'Hasbro Family Game Night 2' (NDS/Wii) - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hasbro Family Game Night 2 will include five popular games, each playable in an Original Mode reflecting traditional board game play and Advanced Modes, including the all-new “Hasbro Family Game Show” which shifts players into party mode with Mr. Potato Head as the master of ceremonies.

'The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks sets hero Link on a daring new adventure. The game provides players with a new story, more puzzles and even a new mode of transportation. In this game, Link voyages by train, which offers up new possibilities for problem-solving.

'Kirby Super Star Ultra' [NDS] - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Run, float and fight your way through the adventure games as Kirby, gobbling up enemies as you go. Kirby can inhale enemies and spit them out as stars, but the main game play comes from swallowing foes and copying their abilities, then using the abilities to defeat other foes and advance past obstacles.

'Your Shape' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Your Shape is the first fitness game that comes with a camera peripheral included inside the box. Featuring Ubisoft's proprietary Body Tracking technology, the game will scan your body and then project the image onto the TV, creating a personalized and interactive workout.

'Wii Fit Plus' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Wii Fit attracted millions of new players to the world of video games. Now Wii Fit Plus offers a range of new features and enhancements to help players reinvigorate their workouts, along with exercises and balance games designed to keep them fun. Players will find a new dimension to the Wii Fit experience as they easily set their own customized workout routines or choose 20-, 30- or 40-minute workouts based on how much time they have available.

'Assassin's Creed II' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Assassin's Creed 2 is an epic story of family, vengeance and conspiracy set in the pristine, yet brutal, backdrop of a Renaissance Italy. Ezio befriends Leonardo da Vinci, takes on Florence's most powerful families and ventures throughout the canals of Venice where he learns to become a master assassin.

'James Cameron's Avatar: The Game' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

"Avatar" is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. More than ten years in the making, Avatar marks Cameron's return to feature directing since helming 1997's Titanic, the highest grossing film of all time and winner of eleven Oscars including Best Picture.

'R.U.S.E.' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

In R.U.S.E., players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the gameplay.

'Silent Hunter 5' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Silent Hunter 5 ventures into uncharted territory and takes players behind the periscope of a German U-boat to take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. For the first time in the history of the series, players can live the life of a submarine captain from a first-person view and lead a crew in a critical campaign.

'Red Steel 2' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Red Steel 2 returns with an artistic style and flair created just for Wii. Set in a desert-bound, high-tech metropolis, Red Steel 2 is a revolution in the action-fighting genre, taking full advantage of the capabilities of the Wii MotionPlus accessory.

'Just Dance' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Requiring only one Wii Remote per player, up to four people can break it down at a time, as they follow on-screen choreographed moves set to classic dance tracks, covering a wide variety of musical genres and bringing everyone to the dance floor.

'C.O.P. The Recruit' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

C.O.P. The Recruit gives gamers the opportunity to utilize tactics from both sides of the law and fight crime like never before in a full 3D open world.

'Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

In this sequel to 2008's hit game Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip, Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage follows Shaun White and his crew of friends as they go from chasing the best powder to pursuing the world's top competitions. You and Shaun will hit the slopes once again, but this time the stakes are higher; zig- zag across the globe to ride against the best of the best and take your place on the world stage.


'Need for Speed Nitro' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Developed by EA Montreal, Need for Speed Nitro for Wii and NDS will have players of all skill levels hooked from the moment they get into the action, while arcade racing fans will be exhilarated by the deep and challenging gameplay. EA Montreal has already established a strong track record of developing for these platforms and will bring their unique creativity and innovation to the Need for Speed franchise.

Digital Reader / Comics Coming to PSP

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

The digital reader service will be launched with Digital Comics this December in select countries, the U.S, and regions in Europe with other PAL territories to follow in 2010, putting PSP owners in control of a huge library of Digital Comics from provider partners including one of the leading comic publishers, Marvel Entertainment. Content from other partners such as IDW Publishing, iVerse Media and others, as well as graphic novels for bite-sized entertainment on demand and on the go will be available.

The new Digital Comics service will let you download hundreds of classic and new comics from PlayStation®Store to your

'TMNT: Smash-Up' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up is a 4-player action brawler that features a variety of battle modes including online multiplayer gameplay, minigames, and an original story mode for single player co-created with Peter Laird.

PSP to Get All-New Downloadable Mini Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Sony Computer Entertainment announced the imminent arrival of “minis”: a new section on PlayStation Store that offers a range of all-new downloadable games for PSP.

Available exclusively via digital distribution, “minis” will have a 100MB size limit, ensuring they are quick and easy to download to either the upcoming PSP go or to the more than 52 million units of PSP that exist worldwide, offering innovative entertainment at your fingertips.

The new “minis” section will be available on PlayStation Store on 1st October in Europe/ PAL territories and in North America, to coincide with the launch of PSPgo, offering more choice, more

Video On Demand, Voucher Cards Coming to PSN

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Launching this November in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, with other markets to follow in 2010, the service will allow movie fans to download the latest releases straight to their PS3 and PSP for viewing at home or on the go.

The video delivery service will offer high quality entertainment, available to buy or to rent, from major movie studios including 20th Century Fox, Disney-ABC-ESPN Television1, Lionsgate2, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Starz Media2, Universal2, and Warner Bros., in addition to local market studios including Universum Film (Germany) and Constantin Film (Germany).  Additional local studios in

PS3 Slim Officially Announced, Price Drop Confirmed

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Sony Computer Entertainment unveiled the new charcoal black PlayStation 3, featuring an extremely streamlined form factor with a 120GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

The internal design architecture of the new PS3 system, from the main semiconductors and power supply unit to the cooling mechanism, has been completely redesigned, achieving a much slimmer and lighter body.  Compared to the very first PS3 model with 60GB HDD, the internal volume as well as its thickness and weight are trimmed down to approximately two-thirds.  Furthermore, power consumption is also cut to two-thirds, helping to reduce fan noise.  While inheriting the sleek curved body design

'Invizimals' (PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Invizimals allows players to interact with their environment, using the PSP Camera to look for invisible creatures that lurk around every corner. Using the PSP on-screen sensor, players can track down the mysterious Invizimals and lay down magical traps to capture as many of them as possible.

'Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time' (PS3) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Concluding the events that began in Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time will answer some of the franchise fans' biggest questions. After discovering that lovable robot Clank’s disappearance was engineered by Dr. Nefarious, the Wrench-swinging Ratchet races to save his best friend.

'Forza Motorsport 3 ' (X360) Manufacturer's Showcase Vol. 1 - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Live the most realistic racing experience ever as you take the wheel of more than 400 of the most-beloved cars on over 100 renowned real-world tracks and exotic road courses from around the globe.

'Alan Wake' (X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Wash., Alan Wake immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world that enables players to explore the hyper-realistic and interactive environments. Alan Wake is mission-based with a deeply engaging and suspenseful storyline unveiling new twists and profound character revelations at every turn.

'Lips: Deutsche Partyknaller' (X360) Announced - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Kick off your shoes in the Xbox booth's living room to enjoy "Lips: Deutsche Partyknaller," the German language installment of the hit "Lips" singing franchise, that gives party people and fans of German music the chance keep the chorus line going all night long with crowd favorites like "Sierra Madre" by the Zillertaler Schürzenjäger and "Verdammt ich lieb' dich" by Matthias Reim.

'Fable II' (X360) Downloadable in Episodes on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Fable 2 is a sequel to the wildly successful original that sold more than 3 million copies, offering even more choices and building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where players' every decision continually defines who they become.

'Fable III' (X360) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Alexander the Great. Genghis Khan. Queen Elizabeth I. Che Guevara. Throughout history, revolutionary leaders have taken very different paths to power, bringing about prosperity and poverty, peace and sometimes anarchy to their people. Now Microsoft and Lionhead Studios will explore the journey to rule, with you in pursuit of a kingdom, in Fable III, the exciting new game in the critically acclaimed Fable franchise.

'Band Hero' (ALL) Gets Playable Adam Levine - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Band Hero delivers an exciting music collection featuring top-40 hits, including No Doubt, Lily Allen, The All-American Rejects, Snow Patrol and Jackson 5, designed to expand the experience to a new genre and appeal to a broad family audience who can play together on the guitar, drums, bass and microphone.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized will deliver an arsenal of cutting-edge weaponry, vehicles and tactics, arming players with precision controls for battle across the world's most dangerous hotspots.

'Blur' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Blur drops players into heart-pumping, electrified racing action with 20 cars on a track all targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint and collect intense power-ups, including the ability to blast other cars out of the way with huge bursts of energy, boost their speed, and more.

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' (Wii) - First Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

The new action-thriller will arm gamers with the most advanced and powerful arsenal of modern day firepower to fight a new war in the world’s most treacherous hotspots.

'Singularity' (PS3/X360/PC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Singularity pits shooter and sci-fi fans against a devastating fracture in time. As players attempt to unravel a conspiracy, they must fight their way through ever-shifting epic sci-fi environments, occupied by Russian soldiers and time-ravaged creatures, while sudden time waves hurl them back and forth between 1950 and the present day. Use time as a weapon as you attempt to unravel the mystery and prevent a catastrophic event that threatens all humanity.

'Modern Warfare 2' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is an upcoming first-person shooter video game. It is the sixth installment of the Call of Duty series and the direct sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, continuing along the same storyline.

'Wheelspin' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Wheelspin is a high-energy racing, high-impact game spread across a wide range of inter-planetary tracks and features three engaging modes as well as robust multiplayer options.


'Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

The loveable characters from the original Super Monkey Ball, AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby, are back with all new mind-blowing puzzles and party games specifically designed to fully utilize the Wii Balance Board accessory and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

'Dead to Rights: Retribution' (PS3/X360) - 25 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Returning to Grant City, a boom town gone bust that is falling to the worst excesses of crime, greed and corruption; Dead to Rights: Retribution follows vice cop Jack Slate as he fights to expose shadowy figures that will stop at nothing to exert their deadly influence over the crumbling metropolis.

'Magna Carta 2' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Magna Carta 2 introduces an original new storyline driven by intense themes of love, hate, politics, betrayal and the ultimate question of choosing one's own fate. Players are immersed in the world of the Lanzheim Continent, a conflict-ridden land deeply divided by a fierce civil war.

'Go Go Cosmo Cops!' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Go Go Cosmo Cops! invites players to jump into the shoes of Leo and Jenny as they touch, flip and get rowdy in a battle against the resource-sucking Babools to save the earth.

'TouchMaster 3' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

TouchMaster 3 offers a compilation of 20 addictive games in one, appealing to all ages, experienced and casual gamers alike for easy pick up and play gaming. Players work through the collection of puzzle, action, card, strategy, and word challenges exclusively on Nintendo DS.

'Where the Wild Things Are' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Where the Wild Things Are is a fun-filled adventure that takes players on a journey through the mysterious island of the Wild Things. Players assume the role of Max, "King of All Wild Things," as they team up with the fearsome but loveable creatures.

Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard [ALL] Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Arthur and the revenge of Maltazard is a Party Game directly inspired by the second movie of the trilogy Arthur and the Minimoys.

'Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron' (NDS/PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron is the deepest and most action-packed Star Wars Battlefront game ever. Experience battlefronts that span ground, space and capital starships, a robust original storyline and expanded gameplay features that deliver seemingly endless replayability.

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes allows players to fight as both Jedi Knights and Clone Troopers through over 30 unique missions, all created incorporating the same ground-breaking, stunning visual style from the TV series. Featuring a brand-new storyline, players will get the chance to take part in the

'LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

LEGO Indiana Jones 2 presents a tongue-in-cheek take on all four cinematic adventures of pop culture’s most iconic archaeologist, including for the first time ever Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and will give players the ability to create levels of their own!

'Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim will focus on reinventing many aspects of the original game, updating the franchise for the 21st Century. A key element that will permeate the game is the charm and humor of the original Majesty. In the world of Majesty, you are the ruler of the kingdom. At your service are your loyal and somewhat obnoxious subordinates, who have their own minds about how things should be done.

'Mount & Blade: Warband' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Mount & Blade: Warband is geared to raise the level of intensity of the original Mount & Blade, incorporating a brand new multiplayer feature that enables up to 64 players to fight for glory on a single map in team deathmatch style battles.

'Europa Universalis III: Heir to the Throne' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Heir to the Throne is the third expansion to the preeminent historical strategy game Europa Universalis III. The expansion takes the hugely successful game beyond complete, with improvements across the board.

'Hearts of Iron III' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Hearts of Iron III lets you play through the most engaging conflict in world history, World War 2, on all fronts, as any country and through multiple different scenarios. Guide your nation to glory and wage war, conduct diplomacy and build your industry between 1936 and 1948.

'Tony Hawk: Ride' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

For the first time, players will have the ability to physically play the game using an innovative motion sensing skateboard controller, allowing for unprecedented freedom and movement. Tony Hawk: RIDE focuses on innovation and fun, bringing the action-sports franchise to the forefront with cutting-edge technology for the hardcore fans and accessibility for the mass audience.

'East India Company: Privateer' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

East India Company: Privateer introduces players to a dark and mysterious world with allegiances only to fortune and a thirst for destruction.

'Ship Simulator Extremes' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Created by Dutch game developer VSTEP, Ship Simulator Extremes gives players the opportunity to take on exciting missions all over the world as they captain an impressive array of vessels and live the story of real ship captains.

'Rabbids Go Home' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Rabbids Go Home features a new wacky storyline, diverse gameplay and intuitive controls, and a vast array of environments that leads to hilarious capers as the Rabbids wreak havoc on the Humans in pursuit of their quest.

'Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Through five unique and epic quests, players will alternate exploration and turn-based puzzle battles in the game to save the world of Ashan from demonic chaos. In a world populated by knights, elves, wizards, necromancers and demons, gamers can manage their own hero, customize their army and lead campaigns in the mythic Might & Magic world.

'Supreme Ruler 2020 Gold' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

In Supreme Ruler 2020, it is up to the player to lead a nation in a world that has fallen into anarchy. In Global Crisis, players face an even more devastating and realistic experience through a sandbox-style campaign that takes into account real-world headlines for a chilling portrayal of tomorrow’s chaotic world.

'Dante's Inferno' (PS3/X360) Gets Release Dates - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

EA's Dante's Inferno will take gamers to the western world's most definitive view of the afterlife as created in the 13th century by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri in part one of his epic classic, "The Divine Comedy."

'LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival' (PSP) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009


'Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Franticly paced and strategic, Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake pits two hordes of players against each other in comic medieval battle royale on PSP. The player's goal is to rescue a beloved princess from the enemy castle. There is a catch, though; the adversary has been feeding her magical cake to make her heavier to carry. Therefore, it will take much of the army working together to carry her across the battlefield.

'MAG' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

MAG may be massive but it is an action shooter at its core. You can run around and shoot enemies, throw grenades, and drive vehicles just like any other shooter except with MAG you’ll do it with up to 256 players.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 lets you join forces with like-minded players to tackle an adventure of realistic military action, tactics and teamwork wherever and whenever you want.

'Mass Effect 2' (X360/PC) Reveals Plot Details - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

The Mass Effect trilogy is a masterful science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren's evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril…

'EA Sports Active: More Workouts' (Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

EA Sports Active now introduces More Workouts to provide new challenge and variety. It features over 35 new exercises to create unlimited combinations of customizable exercise routines that target the upper and lower body, as well as cardio.

'Dead Nation' (PS3) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

A war is raging over the planet which has left it in chaos and ruin. A zombie virus has rapidly spread through the human population across the globe, leaving it with one hope:- you. Among the few capable of fighting back and surviving the mayhem and destruction, your mission is to take on the zombie masses and come out alive.

'Victoria 2' - First Screen

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Victoria 2 is a grand strategy game played during the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control over a country, guiding it through industrialisation, political reforms, military conquest and colonisation. Guide the USA to its Manifest Destiny, Make United Kingdom into a world-spanning empire, and make Germany the dominating nation in Europe.

'Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

In his evil plot to take over the Mushroom Kingdom, Fawful tricks Bowser into eating a magic mushroom. The mushroom causes Bowser to begin inhaling everything around him, including Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach! Do the Mario Bros. have the guts to rescue Peach and escape?

'SingStar Take That' (PS2/PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

SingStar Take That will have fans and music lovers singing along to classic pop hits and soulful ballads that span the group's hugely successful career.

'Medieval Games' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Medieval Games is acollection of mini games set in a storybook medieval world, offering players a unique game play experience with a timeless theme. Battle dragons, storm the castle, or joust your way through the tournament championship as you compete in a variety of game modes.

'Glory of Heracles ' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Glory of Heracles features the eponymous Greek hero in a pick-up-and-play role-playing game that has a rich storyline in a Greek motif and a deep battle system. The game uses ancient Greece as its backdrop, and players can visit cities like Sparta and Athens on their travels.

'For The Glory' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Take up the reigns of your country, guide domestic and foreign policy, navigate thousands of historical events, engage in various struggles and lead your country to prosperity – all in the name of glory!

'The Eye of Judgment' (PSP) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009


'BUZZ! Quiz World' (PSP/PS3) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

BUZZ! Quiz World provides an ultra-realistic quiz show experience, putting you and your friends in the contestants' seats.

'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Fortune hunter Nathan Drake returns in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, a blistering third person action adventure shooter created by developer Naughty Dog and exclusive to PS3.

'DJ Hero' (ALL) Gets Benny Benassi, Paul van Dyk and Tiësto Mixes - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

DJ Hero will drop the needle with a completely fresh experience and legendary artists including Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Justice, Marvin Gaye, Beck, Beastie Boys and N.E.R.D. DJ Hero features more than 100 individual songs that have been transformed into more than 80 exclusive, original mixes by superstar DJs including DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip and DJ AM.

'WET' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

WET throws players into a heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping adventure of double crosses and paybacks in which they’ll take on the role of problem fixer, Rubi Malone. Use Rubi’s dual pistols or samurai sword during any acrobatic move as you take on countless enemies in a number of exotic locations around the globe.

'Borderlands' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Borderlands combines the best in first-person action with player customization and vehicular combat to deliver an exciting Role-Playing Shooter experience. The game features a groundbreaking content generation system allowing for near-endless variety in weapons and item drops.

'Tekken 6' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Ready to set the standard for fighting games with stunning realism and uncompromising quality, Tekken 6 promises to deliver a pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat experience with bone jarring punches and gut wrenching grapples.

'Scribblenauts' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Scribblenauts is a completely original gameplay experience that anyone can play, offering fun for all ages with two styles of gameplay and more than 200 levels.

'LEGO Rock Band' (Wii/PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

LEGO Rock Band is a unique family-friendly music experience, which will allow families, tweens and teens to experience a wild journey to rock stardom, combining the multiplayer music experience of Rock Band with the fun, customization and humor of the LEGO videogame franchise packed with brilliant chart-topping songs and classic favorites suitable for younger audiences.

'Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier' (PS2/PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Prepare for non-stop action and adventure as the duo travel across mysterious lands and take to the sky on a mission to save their planet from destruction. Take this incredible adventure with you anywhere on your PSP, or play it at home with PS2.

'DC Universe Online' (PS3/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

DCUO offers a dramatic online setting where players can enter the DC Universe and battle alongside or against their favorite DC Comics heroes and villains including such icons as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Joker, as well as many other fan favorites such as Green Lantern, The Flash, Catwoman and Martian Manhunter. The action and drama will play out in such well-known locations as Gotham City and Metropolis among others.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) Gets Release Dates - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the "B" company fight their way through snowy mountaintops, dense jungles and dusty villages. With a heavy arsenal of deadly weapons and a slew of vehicles to aid them, the crew set off on their mission and they are ready to blow up, shoot down, blast through, wipe out and utterly destroy anything that gets in their way.

'The Sims 3: World Adventures' Reveals Music Tracks - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Players can take their Sims on new journeys to famous real-world inspired destinations around the globe for the first time ever and seek out new adventures. While exploring the landmarks of an exotic city, there is no telling what the Sims will find.

'Need for Speed Shift' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Shift into high gear! Designed to deliver a true driver's experience that reflects contemporary motorsports, Need for Speed Shift is built by racers for racers. Need for Speed Shift delivers an authentic and immersive driving experience.

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) Demo Coming in September - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

From the mind of Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions comes Brütal Legend , a 3rd person Action game rich in combat, imagery and storytelling that delivers lighter-flicking fun sure to melt your face clean off.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

As the spiritual successor to BioWare's Baldur's Gate, one of the most successful role-playing games in the industry, Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare's return to its roots, delivering a fusion of the best elements of existing fantasy works with stunning visuals, emotionally driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition combines the original Star Wars The Force Unleashed videogame with three new levels set in iconic Star Wars locales and a host of new costumes and character models. This special edition of the game will show players the deepest, darkest side of the Force in a story that puts them on a collision course with Luke Skywalker himself.

'Eyepet' (PS3) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

It won’t make a mess on the floor or claw at the curtains – EyePet is the ultimate pet for modern living. Forget the hamsters and guinea pigs and get the perfect first pet for kids and adults alike. Developed by SCEE, EyePet is the responsive virtual pet who reacts to your every move and brings entertainment and fun for the whole family; plus it’s pretty cute as well.

'Heavy Rain' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Heavy Rain takes brave new steps in the games industry in both content – an adult thriller with a complex plot – and gameplay – where you play and shape the storyline rather than be a mere spectator, step into a world of mystery and suspense, betrayal and redemption.

'ModNation Racers' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

ModNation Racers, developed by United Front Games, is the newest installment to PlayStation’s innovative Play, Create and Share genre. ModNation Racers is a fresh take on classic kart racing that empowers the player to personalize their entire game.

'White Knight Chronicles' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

From the developers of the critically acclaimed Dark Cloud series and Rogue Galaxy, White Knight Chronicles provides RPG fans with visually stunning backdrops, a unique battle system, and robust online gameplay rooted in an epic adventure.

'God of War III' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment's, Santa Monica Studios, God of War III will bring epic battles to life with stunning graphics and an elaborate plot that puts Kratos at the center of the carnage and destruction as he seeks revenge against the Gods who have betrayed him.

'echoshift' (PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Let your past catch up with you in this unique new offering as echoshift introduces the new gaming concept, "Self Co-Op" (playing with your past/history), while bringing a fun and different twist to the puzzle genre.

'LittleBigPlanet PSP' (PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

LittleBigPlanet PSP is a world of endless possibilities where imagination and creativity is king. In this stylish and stitched-together 3D craft material world, there is fun to be had for all ages, tastes and player types. On this portable LittleBigPlanet there are over 30 new developer-created levels through seven new themed locations to explore and play.

MotorStorm Arctic Edge' (PS2/PSP) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

MotorStorm Arctic Edge sees the music, the festival and the brutal off-road racing arrive in the breathtaking yet lethal and unpredictable setting of Alaska. With temperatures plummeting, sudden avalanches, broken ice bridges, and three different racing altitudes, this is possibly the most inhospitable environment the MotorStormers have ever had to deal with.

'Guitar Hero 5' (ALL) Gets Rolling Stones Track Pack As Launch Day DLC

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Featuring the best variety and biggest rock stars of today combined with classic rock anthems, Guitar Hero 5 is the latest installment of the world's most popular music game. For the first time ever, players can customize the make-up of their band by rocking with any combination of instruments in-game: whether it be two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, any combination is possible, allowing players to experience music their own way.

'Brink' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Brink is an immersive shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character across all modes of play. You decide the role you want to assume in the world of Brink as you fight to save yourself and mankind's last refuge for humanity.

'Mafia II' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Like the original Mafia title, Mafia 2 immerses players in the mob underworld of a fictitious late 1940's-early 1950's scenario. By fusing high octane gunplay with white knuckle driving and an engaging narrative, players will easily become engaged in the game's cinematic Hollywood movie experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing city.

'Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

In a frantic battle to the chequered flag, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing sees Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in mediaeval castle ramparts, lush rainforests and bustling cities, all taken from the visually rich and varied universes of Sonic and SEGA.

'Alpha Protocol' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Loyalty carries a price and no one knows this more than agent Michael Thorton. A talented young agent cast out by his government, Thorton is the only one with the information needed to stop an impending international catastrophe.

'Aliens vs. Predator' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Developed at Rebellion by the team responsible for the original 1999 classic, in the all-new Aliens vs. Predator players will have the chance to take the role of the three infamous species: the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Aliens vs. Predator will also feature unique 3-way online multiplayer, allowing gamers to pit the three species against each other in the ultimate battle for survival and for the right to be crowned the deadliest species.

'Bayonetta' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Bayonetta is a stylish and cinematic action game, directed by Hideki Kamiya, set for release in 2009 on the Xbox 360 and PS3. A witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces off against countless angelic enemies, many reaching epic proportions, in a game of 100% pure, unadulterated all-out action.

'Napoleon: Total War' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

In Napoleon: Total War, aspiring generals have the chance to play as the legendary French general Napoleon Bonaparte or as one of his opposing factions. Battling through his three biggest military campaigns, the game will take you through Italy and Egypt and, ultimately, his showdown with the Duke of Wellington at one of the most famous battles of all – The Battle of Waterloo.

'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Following the phenomenal worldwide popularity of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, this fresh gaming experience will feature completely new Olympic Winter Games events from the official competition schedule including Alpine Skiing and Speed Skating with more events announced throughout the year.

'LEGO Rock Band' (NDS) to be Peripheral-Free - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

LEGO Rock Bandfor DS combines the LEGO style of humor with Rock Band gameplay to introduce a portable Rock Band experience that anyone can play without the need for peripherals to be purchased.  The game also includes a multiplayer feature that allows up to four players to participate in local wireless multiplayer gameplay.

'The Clique: Diss and Make Up' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

In The Clique: Diss and Make Up, based on the best-selling young adult book series by author Lisi Harrison, players assume the role of the new girl at school, taking on the challenges of climbing the social ladder to join the ultimate clique, the Pretty Committee.

'Scooby-Doo! First Frights' (ALL) - 36 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

In Scooby-Doo! First Frights, the complement to the upcoming live-action and CGI Warner Bros. DVD release Scooby Doo: The Mystery Begins, players take on the role of young Scooby-Doo and teenage versions of the newly formed Mystery, Inc. crew to solve their very first cases.

'Game Party 3' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Game Party 3 brings casual gamers and families a fresh take on the popular Game Party franchise with a high-energy social gaming experience. Players compete in groups of up to 16, taking on new games such as Billiards, Mini Golf, Smack-a-Troll and Bocce Ball, as well as familiar favorites like Darts, Ping Cup, Trivia, and Horseshoes.

'New Super Mario Bros. Wii' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

New Super Mario Bros. Wii offers a mix of cooperative and competitive play. Work together to rescue Princess Peach, or use your skills to battle for the best ranking. Co-operate by saving your friends from danger – or get rid of the competition by tossing them straight into it!